The Christian world celebrates Assumption of the Virgin Mary
 Tbilisi 10:20 - 28.08.14 «GHN»
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August 28 the Christian world marks big ecclesiastic celebration - the day of Assumption of Virgin Mary.
The Catholicos-Patriarch of all Georgia Ilia II in Sioni church of Assumption of Virgin Mary will serve the liturgy.
As the church explains the Assumption of Virgin Mary happened in Jerusalem, on 17th year from Raising in the house of St. John the Divine where the Virgin Mary lived before Assumption. Due to Christian doctrine exactly this day we meet the Virgin Mary to be blessed by her like apostles.
With the Raising into heavens that happened after Assumption the followers of the Christ received big helper. From biggest celebrations - Birth of the Virgin Mary (that is met with fasting by the church) and Bringing the Virgin Mary into the temple - is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The fasting of the day of Virgin Mary deigns from August 14 and lasts till August 28. In the history of the church the exact date beginning of this date in unknown. Unknown also when was established the day of Assumption of the Virgin Mary. With the information of Nikifore Kalista the celebration of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary was established while ruling of Mavrikiosi. With the information of Anastasi Kesarieli the fasting of the Virgin Mary became common for everyone when there was established celebration of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. It happened in VI century while ruling of Leon Philosopher.


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